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're not a football fan, you know the name jovan belcher. you know he killed the mother of his child and then committed suicide. but what do we know about his girlfriend? his partner? the mother of his child, kasandra perkins? according to the kansas city star perkins and belcher were madly in love but argued of late. the star added many people knew that belcher owned guns and enjoyed shooting but they'd never known him to be violent. not even close. nbc's bob costas on sunday night football took on the gun issue and started a twitter firestorm. >> you want some actual perspective on this? well, a bit of it comes from the kansas city-based writer jason whitlock with whom i do not always agree but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article. our current gun culture, whitlock wrote, ensures more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy. >> we'll talk about guns and crimes and domestic violence in a minute. first, casey wian is in kansas city this morning with the chiefs. good morning, casey. >> reporter: good mor
morning, kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher murdered the mother of his 3-month-old child. girlfriend cassandra perkins at their home. he drove to the team's practice facility and turned the gun on nims front of his coach and general manager. no one knows what set him off. but costas thinks he knows the reason. here he is on sunday night football. >> you want actual perspective on this? a bit comes from jason whitlock who i don't agree but today said it so well we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the and of his article. our current gun culture, whitlock wrote, ensure more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy an more convenience store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodieed and dead. handguns do not bring safety. they exacerbate our flaws and bait us to embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming daying, jovan belcher's action and the possible connection to football will be analyzed. who knows, but here wrote whitlock, this is what i believe. if jovan belcher didn't possess a
now investigators say they are trying to figure out what prompted jovan belcher to murder his girlfriend before taking his own life. police say that jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, on sunday morning before heading to the chiefs stadium where he killed himself in front of his head coach and others. the chiefs have any moment of silence before their game yesterday to remember all the victims of domestic violence. not specifically naming jovan belcher, but certainly a lot of questions. steve brown has more in chicago with this. we heard a little bit of the 911 call before the break. how do those final moments play out at arrowhead stadium earlier on saturday morning? reporter: yes, let's put that into context. kasandra perkins was shot numerous times and fatally wounded by the father of their child. that is jovan belcher, who drove to arrowhead stadium, essentially to talk to two people. that would be head coach and general manager. neither of those two gentlemen have commented on how those final seconds played out. but police officer that was watc
chiefs say jovan belcher has no history of serious head injuries, but friend say he has many times received head injuries and in recent months he was taking heavy medication as well as alcohol to deal with this. we also now know that jovan belcher's mother was inside the house when he shot and killed his girlfriend, reportedly shooting her nine times. the mother is the one that called 911. police say there is no history of domestic violence. but friends are saying this was a rocky relationship. during halftime of last night's game bob costas, the nbc broadcaster used his segment where he often does opinion on sports to instead advocate for gun control. costas paraphrase an article written by a kansas city-based writer for fox sports. >> handguns do not enhance our safety. they exacerbate our flaws and bait us to embrace confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days jovan belcher's actions will be an lids. but i believe in jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> reporter: a lot of people criticizing costas for using a spo
to promote gun control. remember this? >> in the coming days, jovan belcher's actions and the possible connection to football will be analyzed. if belcher didn't possess a gun, he and perkins would both be alive today. >> eric: so after that, bob costas said he wouldn't back track. but now, a couple hours later, costas called the jovan belcher commentary a mistake. he said my mistake and i left it open for too much communication. >> dana: i think bob costas has to say something. getting too much attention for it. i'm sure that nbc didn't like the type of attention he was getting. even if you agree with bob costas, even with the anthem and police honored on the field. but missed communication is another cop out. miscommunication means oops, i could have said it better. remember, we have heard this before in politics. as you remember, i don't have to repeat it. the question i have on this and the new information was the police. they find anymore a bentley and wake up and say hey, don't drive. maybe there is a little bit more of giving a pass. to people who are famous or wealthy with a be
in the murder-suicide of n.f.l. star jovan belcher and cassandra perkins. the kansas city star and the "new york post" report that belcher spent the night drinking and partying with a girl named britney glass, at a popular bar district in downtown kansas city. belcher drove miss glass home, dropped her off and passed out in misbentley. 2:50 a.m., cops woke belcher up and told him not to drive. he called glass apt spent the next four hours in her apartment. at 6:45 a.m., he drove the bentley to his home where girlfriend perkins recently arrived with her own night out with friends. argument ensued and belcher shot perkins nine times. belcher's mother and baby were there for the shooting. after killing perkins, belcher kissed the lifeless body, walk toed his mother, kissed his baby girl and left. he drove five miles to the chiefs' practice field after several minutes of pleading with him, they couldn't talk belcher off the ledge. belcher thanked the coaches, knelt down beside a car, made a sign of a cross and put a shot to his fare hoed ending his life -- fairhead ending his life. serve trying to m
backer jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend kasandra perkins. he then drove to the stadium and shot himself in front of his head coach and team manager. we're faced with a senseless tragedy involving gun violence. last night sportscaster bob costas used the words of jason whitlock to weigh in. >> our current gun culture ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and more convenient store confrontations coming from loud music from a car will leave more teens bloodied and dead. handguns exacerbate our flaws tempt us to escalate arguments and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days, jovan belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. who knows. but here, wrote jason whitlock, is what i believe: if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> that statement has enraged the great defenders of america's gun culture at fox news. they put forth their best efforts to smear bob costas in the everies. >> bob costas in the standards of
-suicide involving kansas city line backer jovan belcher. in a column written by jason whitlock because, quote, whitlock said it so well. >> handguns do thought enhance our safety. they exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days, jovan belcher's actions and their position connection to football will be analyzed. who knows? but here wrote jason whitlock is what i believe if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun he and cassandra perkins would both be alive today. >> the 93-year-old costas has gotten a bit of blow back for his comment as the nra-ceo said, quote, people turn on nbc to watch a football game and didn't want to listen to bob costas make excuses about a murder and wining about his social agenda of gun bans in the middle of a football game. remi, let's go to you first. whether you believe in gun control or not, i can't remember. it is half time at a chief hfs panthers -- chiefs-panthers game which for your information is football. really the best place to make a political statement? >> yes. isn'
-suicide by jovan belcher. bill o'reilly just sat down with costas moments ago to talk about the controversy. we at "the five" have the first clip. you will hear that in a moment. first, a 9/11 call has just been released in the case. this is belcher's mother cheryl shepard pleading for help after the mother of her granddaughter was shot by her own son. listen. >> dana: his mom obviously a strong woman, kimberly. some people asked today is it the case of the law that you have to release a 9/1 9/11 dash 911 tape like this or do they keep them private? >> andrea: if a request is made, subpoena to the tape and get reporting they are allowed to because it's part of the public record. once you do the proper steps you can get it. certain case, judge or prosecutor is pending, which we don't have here, because everybody is deceased that was involved in it. they can block it and say it's in the best interest to keep this sealed or out of the public domain. you can imagine a situation like to is very traumatic. this little girl is going to grow up knowing that her father murdered her mother. this tape is
ahead. we'll have joe linta, agent for the kansas city chief es linebacker jovan belcher, remember he tragedy took his own life after shooting his girlfriend over the weekend. connecticut democratic senator richard blumenthal will be ining us. we'll have republican congressman from florida, connie mack, and california republican mary bono mack joining us as well. and former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, tiki barber is with us, as well. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning is those pacific storms in northern california. third one in five days from san francisco to sacramento, floodwaters and fierce winds have been knocking out power to thousands of people. some people who lived in the areas for decades say they have never seen anything like this. >> thing just went up fast. >> we've had previously where it's gotten up real high but hasn't gotten this bad. >> do you live right here in the park? >> right here. >> right here? yeah, right there. i got my mom out. i took her down to a friend's house down the street bec
jovan belcher was, let alone he had a 3-month-old baby girl with his 22-year-old girl kasandra perkins. today we are learning a little bit more about this couple, but really so far little is known about what prompted the violence. kevin powell, i want to bring you into this conversation, you wrote this -- this column, this op-ed piece for you call it manhood, football and suicide. first, just welcome to you. i want to play a little sound and we'll talk about your piece, but i just want you to hear and our viewers to hear what one of belcher's teammates said and we'll talk about, you know, some of the athletes you've counseled. listen to this. >> sometimes you got to go out there, let your emotion and frustration out on the field. that's what we did as a team today. still, once again, we lost a teammate. and we lost a friend. >> kevin, you're not just an author and activist, you write in your piece how you've counseled some professional athletes and some entertainers, privately, and you -- to quote you, they have been grappling with very warped definitions of manhood. w
in football this weekend. it happened saturday morning when jovan belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend in front of their 3-month-old daughter and belcher's own mother. he then drove to work where he met with his head coach and general manager and thanked them for all they had done for him, then he went out in their parking lot, saw police approaching, and shot himself in the head. football being football and by that, of course, i mean football being big business, the game, and by that i mean the big business must go on and so, of course, the kansas city chiefs played their money making game the next day. the football business was hoping that tv football commentators would ignore the biggest thing that happened in football this weekend. but bob costas could not. >> in the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in kansas city, the mindless sports cliches was heard yet again. something like this really puts it all in perspective. well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective that we regained the ne
violence. welcome to you both. david, let me ask you, i suppose an obvious question, why did jovan belcher need a high powered hand gun? >> well, he didn't need any hand gun to kill, to murder his wife and leave the poor baby as an orphan. o.j. simpson showed that football players like lots of other domestic abusers, can kill people with their bare hands. >> right, but why does anybody in america need either a hand gun or high powered assault weapon? i don't understand. explain to me. >> i don't think the police have released what kind of hand gun he owned. do you know what kind he owned? why are you calling it a high powered hand gun? >> well, i'm assuming most hand guns are high powered, right? >> so you call it high powered hand gun by which you mean a normal hand gun and i don't know why he owned a hand gun. we know according to the "new york times" most football -- most nfl players according to the "new york times" own firearms for protection, for the same reason that everybody else, that half the households in america own firearms for lawful protection. you know, you talk about -- >>
it. and here is what i believe if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and cassandra perkins would both be alive today. stuart: we want to know what you think. go to our facebook page, weigh in, we value your opinion. and a top environmentalist, will a carbon tax will cause the glaciers from melting and temperatures from rising. his response in one second. >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. to relentlessly protectelock what matters most... [beeping...] lping stop cros before your ideity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just can't get anywhere else, get lifelock ultimate. >> i didn't know how serious identity theft was until i lost my credit and
on jovan belcher. he may have been battling a series of foot-related injuries, according to some. now more from austin outside belcher's girlfriend's hometown. >> good morning. what happened in kansas city is certainly being felt here in austin, texas. cassandra perkins graduated high school here at anderson high school behind me here in northwest austin. the school district and family and friends in austin are shocked and saddened about what happened to the young mother on saturday when she was killed inside her home. we're learning more about the relationship, the volatile relationship between the two, between jovan belcher and cassandra perkins. friends say the two had lived apart, they had split up but recently got back together. cassandra made a trip here to austin to visit family just last month around the thanksgiving holiday. we're learning that the two possibly had fought the night before cassandra had come home late from a concert. now what will happen with their young daughter, zoe, we're learning she will stay with jovan's mother. >> gretchen: during the half time of the footba
into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days, jovan belcher's actions and possible connection to football will be analyzed. who knows but here is what i believe. if jovan belcher did not possess a gun he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> some critics saying costas picked the wrong time and place and others blast him for trying to take away their second amendment rights. now the blogs are light iing up with calls for him to be fired. quote, nbc should show bob costas the door. then there's this facebook page. fire bob costas for his unamerican comments on gun control. hln sports reporter joe carter is here to talk about all of this. what did he say in his own defense? >> i found several fire bob costas facebook pages with lots of likes. he went on the shows yesterday morning and defended himself and said that he did admit he made a mistake, that he used wrong forum to take on such a heavy-handed topic, that he should have listened to his own rule which is when you take on a topic as politically charged as gun control, leave yourself enough time to fu
are blasting costas. the murder suicide of jovan belcher has started the fire storm. >> in the coming days, belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. who knows? but here, wrote jason whitlock, is what i believe. if belcher didn't possess a gun, he and perkins would both be alive today. > >> greta: costas was quoting jason whitlock. immediately after he spoke, twitter blowing up with reaction. herman cain tweeting you tune in to a football game and listen to bob costas spewing sang t sancts drek. >> where are we headed? bob costas deserves to be fired for these remarks. >> he's allowed to have his opinion. yes, he's allowed to go there. >> we want to ban guns because the gun kills the person, not the person pulling the trigger. >> you want to get a political lecture by the rantings on the left, i suggest that bob costas could have worked for msnbc. >> jason whitlock's right. if there's no gun here, nobody's dead. i don't know what the issue is to take issue with. >> i don't get the sense he was calling for specific legislation or saying here's what we sho
by the murder-suicide involving kansas city chiefs player jovan belcher. >> our current gun which you will yoculture,whitlock wrote, e convenience store cob frontations over music coming from car will leave teenage boys bloody and dead. they bait ugg us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. >> ink jo us, ou jointly us is l panel. what do you think. appropriate, inappropriate, something in between. >> leading the subject matter aside, it's a real hot potato. you make comments about that using space on the air waves, you're going to get a huge reaction. but whether or not he used that platform was appropriate is a different question. i think if he had said what he said there on twitter or on facebook or in another place, he would have gotten a reaction but not the enormous reaction that this prompted because he used what is traditionally a perch in journalism where you don't hole forth like a political talk show host and give commentary on something except for football. it was a football game, and that will be the question. people are saying that nbc should fire him. tha
. while discussing the weekend murder-suicide involving jovan belcher and his girl , costas said if belcher didn't possess a gun and he perkins would be alive today that triggered a backlash from gun rights advocates some calling for nbc's ouster. no comment from the network. >>> manning brings the broncos to the coliseum this week. we will carry the game live here, we will make it raiders day. [ unintelligible ]o q! >>> relief for muni riders that is our big story. >>> all night effort to fix a power problems seems to be paying off. what muni is saying now about the morning service. >>> big mess in marin. what is happening after a school shutdown after water >>> good tuesday morning. 5:29. thanks for starting your day , i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. muni riders getting from point a to b again this morning after power outage put the brakes on service last night. amy hollyfield has the good news live at church and dubose. >> reporter: i can show it to you, here comes an n judah now one of the lines that was only going to have partial service this morning but they were abl
. this weekend kansas city chief player jovan belcher killed his girlfriend, the mother of his child, and then drove to the chiefs stadium and shot himself to death right in front of his coaches. to be clear, we do not know the causes or the reasons behind this tragedy, but we have seen six nfl players take their own lives in as many years. studies have shown that some of these players have something called cte, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. it's like an alzheimer's type of position attributed to repeated head injuries. our senior cnn medical correspondent elizabeth cohen has been looking into this story, and there are -- there's more information. it's incredibly coincidental, but there's more information coming out about head trauma and repeated head trauma and how this can effect the brains of pro athletes. give me a bit of a feel for what these studies are saying. >> there's one big study that is just coming out today and is done at boston university, and people have looked at brains of athletes who have had this condition after they died, done an autopsy. sort of here and the
jovan belcher. apparently just hours before he shot and killed his girlfriend, tops our look at the stories around the news nation today. officers reposponded to a 911 cl five hours before the murder-suicide. police say they let belcher go. he did not appear to be intoxicated. nbc sports commentator bob costas responding after a firestorm of criticism in the sunday night commentary. he talked about guns saying he wished he had more time to talk about the issues surrounding belcher and perkins' death. >> what i was talking about here, and i'm sorry if that wasn't clear to everybody, was a gun culture. i never mentioned the 2nd amendment or used the words gun control. people inferred that. do i believe we need more comprehensive and sensible gun control legislation? yes, do. that doesn't mean repeal the 2nd amendment. >>> and bank giant citigroup is cutting 11,000 jobs worldwide. this decision is part of a company's restructuring. and will save they say $1.1 million a year in expenses. it's the first actions by the it'sight back. actions by the again? it's embarrassing it's emb
to be broiling a little bit, john, and this is what prompted bob costas' comments, jovan belcher committed a murder/suicide and also reportedly suffered from traumatic brain injury potentially from being obviously hit in the head, concussions are another problem in the nfl all together but how do we keep the guns out of the hands of people who might have these kinds of issues? >> this is always going to be difficult because in this country we believe in your right to own a gun and what we don't want to do is compromise the rights of law-abiding citizens. i think what we have to be very careful and where bob costas was wrong he tried to leverage a very emotional event to promote a certain philosophical point that he has at a time when that wasn't the right discussion. i think these are important issues. they're difficult issues and they should be discussed in washington but not at the time of a tragedy where somebody is trying to leverage the emotions out there. >> tea partiers are using the gun issue to rally the base. rand paul said "only hours after re-election barack obama immediately m
about gun control room after the murder-suicide of kansas city chief jovan belcher. according to the nra when is the best time to talk about gun control? never! yeah, you can never satisfy those guys. good morning, everybody. we will bring you up to date on all of the news of the day. today's current news update from lease a ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning. it is a chilly dark foggy morning here in los angeles but i am glad you got some of our nice weather. president obama is speaking to a couple of groups, today, the 2012 tribal nations conference of the department of the interior. first off, he will answer questions from members of the business round table, amid a debate over the fiscal cliff. the group is urging congress to take immediate action to avoid those automatic tax increases and spending cuts come january. president obama is saying that with the way speaker boehner plan stands now, no deal. >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal is out of balance. we will have to see the rates on
chiefs reeling after police say linebacker jovan belcher killed his girlfriend then drove to arrowhead stadium and took his life in front of his coach and manager. martha: despite this tragedy. kansas city managed to play their scheduled game and as you would imagine it was a very emotional day for the players and the teams and the families and fans. after the game this is the scene. you can see the players alternating there. the teams gathering together as they huddled in prayer at mid field. >> we are grieving for all involved. it's tough when a circumstance happens, you can't undo them. so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family and friends and rely on your faith. that's what the team tried to do today and we were able to do that and work our way through the tragedy. >> the police investigation goes from here. it's hard to imagine how that team could witness a player suer suicide and take the field the next day. >> the head coach and gh have talked to police about it but declined to talk to the press after yesterday's game. >> i think that respectfully to you guys and la
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